Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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A Happy Marriage: Academia, Professional and Scientific Associations
Alfonso Díez Minguela, Mª Ángeles Pons Brias

Last modified: 10-06-2015

Abstract


This paper advocates for a greater integration between Higher education and Professional and Scientific Associations (PSAs). With the development and adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the costs associated with the collection, storage, processing and transmission of information have been reduced. Eventually, the supply of information has boomed. However, more does not necessarily imply better. Free online resources can enhance the learning process, but the lack of quality controls is still a major concern. Additionally, learning demands some degree of organisation and structure. We argue that Higher education can potentially benefit from a closer relationship with PSAs. In doing so, we introduce the Spanish Economic History Association efforts to organise and prepare high-quality teaching resources. Our brief discussion could provide a route-map for other PSAs.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd15.2015.407


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